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Quality Assurance Advisor



Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid
  • Grow your career within the Defence industry
  • Gain exposure to exciting programs
  • Join a high-performing and vibrant HSEQ team


About the role


This role will be integral in delivering audit programs for our Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD) program. You will carry out a range of Quality Assurance activities across the program including preparing reports and making recommendations against a range of multi-disciplined activities and sub-contractors. Based in Garden Island, your responsibilities could include:


  • Support the Senior Quality Assurance Advisor with all compliance requirements of the Business Management system;
  • Support the development of both the Subcontractor and the Internal Audit Program on the project and corporate levels;
  • Manage and Conduct Subcontractor and Internal Audits, as assigned, including planning, scheduling, reporting and findings management;
  • Conduct quality interactions with subcontractors during their performance of maintenance tasks to ensure their compliance with the task requirements and the relevant contractual requirements;
  • Carry out supplier pre-qualification capability audits and continued surveillance of capabilities;
  • Provide advice and support to project teams on Quality Assurance matters;
  • Provide Contract specific Assurance services, e.g., Project documentation reviews and risk assessments etc, where necessary and run routine and ad-hoc reports on audit performance, non-conformances, customer complaints and accolades;
  • Close out corrective actions from client, sub-contractor or internal non-compliance / observation reports ensuring remedial action are adequate and Objective Quality Evidence provided.


About you


You will have exceptional communication skills with the ability to adapt your style to suit your audience. You will build strong working relationships with various stakeholders across the business, both internally and externally. You will pride yourself on your ability to deliver in a high-pressure environment and possess the following:

  • Australian Citizen with a Defence security clearance (or ability to obtain);
  • Previous experience within a quality critical environment;
  • Experience in auditing quality management systems in accordance with the ISO 9001 series including the latest version;
  • Lead Auditor/Internal Auditor Certificate for QMS ISO 9001:2015;
  • Sound knowledge of other business management system standards such as ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and/or BS EN 9100;
  • Previously experience within the maritime industry, or other high-risk industries.
  • Engineering qualification in Mechanical or Electrical discipline (preferred).


What we offer you


  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We offer flexible working arrangements where possible to help employees find the right balance between work and home life;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day.


Who we are


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,600 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:


  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


This position will work within our subsidiary Naval Ship Management (NSM), which provides asset management solutions to the Australian maritime sector. Working closely with supply chain partners, NSM provides cost-effective and responsive solutions that optimise the availability, capability, and seaworthiness of critical maritime assets. NSM supports assets across the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet – most notably the Anzac Class Frigates as a member of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) and the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), LHD Landing Craft (LLC) and associated assets as the Asset Class Prime Contractor.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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To learn more about NSM visit


We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain Baseline Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks.  These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.


The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority.  To comply with public health orders or our customer requirements, it is a requirement that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to be appointed to this role.  Please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


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